ISSUE 10  |  Channeling Downton Abbey

Brushing Up on Traditions

March 07, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Based in North Yorkshire, England, Turner & Harper is a new housewares line based on founder Tom Harper's "interest in everyday things."

Everything is manufactured by craftspeople in the UK, who shape the metal dustpans with mallets, blast steel with fine glass to refine the finish, and oil the handles of wooden brushes by hand.

Above: To see the line, go to Turner & Harper; the products can also be sourced from Labour & Wait.

Above: The hog-bristle Brush has an oil-finished handle; £40.

Above: The Stainless Steel Dustpan has a red handle to grip the brush (sold separately); £65.

Above: A little detail on the hog-bristle brush handle.

Above: The Vitreous Enamel Basin is made of heavy-gauge steel; it's currently on sale for £35.

Above: The enamel bins are available in grey, off white, and black.

Above: The Broom & Hook are sold as a set: the broom has a walnut handle and hog bristles, with a powder-coated steel hook; £125.